Innovation LLC Orientation

Information for Innovation LLC Residents

We are so excited that you will be joining us in the Innovation Living-Learning Community! Register for Innovation LLC's Fall Orientation by completing the online Orientation Registration Form emailed to you by the Program Director. There is also a link to the form below. We look forward to seeing you in August!

What is it?

Each year, an energetic group of returning Innovation LLC students plans an incredible two-day orientation program for all new Innovation LLC residents (both new to the University and returning students who are new to the LLC). The $15.00 fee covers your early move-in (beginning the first day of Orientation), meals during Orientation programming, and a T-shirt. This gives residents the opportunity to move in two days early, get settled, make new friends, and participate in a variety of fun activities before campus-wide orientation begins.

What if I also need to attend my academic registration program while Innovation orientation is taking place?

This happens quite often, especially for our international students. This is absolutely fine. Your academic registration should always be your priority. Once you have completed the necessary events for your academic registration, please simply rejoin the Innovation events while they are in progress.

Registration Reminder

When you meet with your advisor, please consider signing up for an on-site Innovation class. Check out our Courses page for more information.

Students in Innovation LLC can also take part in the Music Lesson Lottery and get the chance to win free music lessons! Whether you’ve taken lessons for years, or you’re just a beginner, students can sign up for any musical level, and for most any instrument. Keep an eye out for the lottery sign up at the start of the semester.

If you have any questions about the community or have any difficulty signing up for classes, please contact Program Director Jennifer Bechtel at (217) 244-4850 or bechtel@illinois.edu.

Is it mandatory to attend the fall orientation program?

While it is not mandatory, we strongly suggest that new LLC students attend orientation. The vast majority of students do attend orientation.

When is it?

Orientation begins two days before the standard move-in day, the Tuesday before classes start.

Is there a cost to attend orientation?

There is a fee of $15 to attend orientation, which includes housing, meals, a T-shirt and all orientation program materials.

How do I register?

Simply complete the Orientation Registration Form to register at go.illinois.edu/INVOrientation. The form will be active until August 1.

Can only freshmen participate in the orientation program?

Absolutely not! Although some events may be of greater interest to first-year students, all new Innovation LLC residents are invited to participate and register for orientation. Innovation students who are not new students to the University can choose the events and programs that best align with their interests and schedules. Please note that all students are expected and required to adhere to all University policies once they arrive on campus.